(DCWatchdog.com) – Known for his many verbal gaffes when he was President of the United States of America, George W. Bush delivered his most epic blunder of all while delivering a speech yesterday afternoon in Dallas, Texas at the George. W Bush Institute.
You can watch the video of Bush making the gaffe further down this post.
As part of his speech, Bush addressed the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion” of Ukraine. However, in what more than one observer noted was a truly Freudian slip — an unintentional error regarded as revealing one’s subconscious feelings — Bush said “Iraq” instead of Ukraine.
The whole context was Bush condemning the practices of Russian President Vladimir Putin, saying:
“In contrast, Russian elections are rigged. Political opponents are imprisoned or otherwise eliminated from participating in the electoral process. The result is an absence of checks and balances in Russia. And, the decision of one man to launch a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq. I mean of Ukraine.”
Trying to make light of the gaffe, Bush then offered his age, saying, “Seventy-five,” to much nervous laughter in the room.
Of course, Bush has taken considerable criticism from Democrats and Republicans alike for deciding to “launch” what many believe in hindsight was “a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion of Iraq,” given that no weapons of mass destruction were ever found in the country.
Please watch the video below and share your opinion about former President George W. Bush’s gaffe yesterday when he said Iraq instead of Ukraine while discussing “a wholly unjustified and brutal invasion.” Do you think it was a Freudian slip? Email [email protected] with your opinion.
Speaking in Dallas this afternoon, former President George. W Bush made a significant verbal slip-up while discussing the war in Ukraine.
He tried referencing what he described as the “wholly unjustified and brutal invasion” — but said Iraq, instead of Ukraine. pic.twitter.com/tw0VNJzKmE
— Michael Williams (@michaeldamianw) May 19, 2022